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The America that works, and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t.
It’s not the haves and the have nots, it’s the dos and the don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, to obey the law and support themselves and contribute to society, and others don’t.
That’s the divide in America.
It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country.
That’s not invective, that’s truth.
And it’s about time someone said it.
The politics of envy was on proud display last week as the president said he would pledge the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.” He notes that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that’s not just.
It was the rationale of thievery.
The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you.
It is the electoral philosophy that gave us Detroit. It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America.
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The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee said Sunni militants are working on the capability to wipe out a city inside the United States.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has long threatened to carry out a catastrophic attack on American soil, with a spokesman recently boasting that the militant group would fly its flag over the White House.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said ISIS members are “rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major U.S. city and people just can’t believe that’s happening.”
“Yes, it’s really significant what’s happening,” he added during a local television interview on Wednesday.
President Obama has stepped up U.S. air attacks against the group in Iraq after it posted a video online showing the execution of American photojournalist James Foley.
On Thursday, U.S. Central Command announced it had completed six more attacks near the Mosul Dam, making a total of 90 strikes since Obama authorized them on Aug. 8.
Inhofe said that despite the pounding by U.S. forces, ISIS could still inspire followers to attack stateside.
He also slammed the president for not coming up with a strategy to defeat ISIS.
“He's going to have to come up with something that we're going to do because they're holding another hostage in place and the problem is the president, quite frankly, says all these things and he never does them,” Inhofe said.
ISIS is believed to be holding at least four other U.S. prisoners, including journalist Steven Joel Sotloff, who appeared in the ISIS video showing Foley’s execution. The man speaking in that video threatened that Sotloff would be killed next.
Our tax money sailing out our doors!!
Food stamp recipients were selling their benefits online in exchange for money, housing or even art, according to a report federal investigators released Thursday that showed states manage to catch just a fraction of potential fraud in the sprawling program.
Use of the food stamps, now officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, has skyrocketed under President Obama, reaching 47 million recipients at a cost of $76 billion last year. But states recovered just $74 million in fraudulent payments the previous year, according to the Government Accountability Office.
GAO investigators reviewed records from 11 states and found they lacked sufficient staff and tools to catch fraud in the ballooning program.
“Such rapid program growth can increase the potential for fraud unless appropriate agency controls are in place to help minimize these risks,” the investigators said in their report.
In one online posting from Jacksonville, Florida, someone was asking for $100 cash in exchange for $228 in food stamps.
One ad from Raleigh, North Carolina, offered 10 days of cooking and cleaning services in exchange for food stamps.
A Charlotte, North Carolina, poster said he would trade food stamps for beer, and a Houston ad proposed exchanging food stamps for a catalytic converter.
this story is very interesting to say the least and that's why I posted it
Teacher On Leave After Instructing Sixth Graders To Perform Michael Brown DEATH SKIT 08/21/2014
Officials at Brantley Elementary School in Selma, Ala. placed a sixth-grade teacher on paid administrative leave on Wednesday after he directed his students to reenact the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Brown, a resident of Ferguson, Mo., died on Aug. 9 after a police officer, Darren Wilson, shot him a number of times.
The reenactment came to light on Tuesday after Jessica Baughn, the mother of an 11-year-old Brantley Elementary student, complained about it on Sound Off Selma, a Facebook page, reports The Selma Times-Journal.
According to Baughn, the unidentified teacher instructed students to research the details of Brown’s death. Where did it happen? How many times did he get shot?
As local school district superintendent Don Willingham later explained, the sixth-grade children then presented a skit about the incident in class. Willingham noted that the Ferguson shooting initially came up in class because the teacher was discussing current events.
According to Baughn, the teacher asked his charges to construct fake paper guns. For bullets, he had his charges use little wads of paper.
Baughn’s son, a white kid named Jimmy Griffin, was the shooter in the skit.
Not content with one racially-charged murder scene, the teacher also had students perform a reenactment of the 2012 incident when George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin.
Black kids played both Brown and Martin, notes the Advertiser.
Baughn was appalled.“I picked him up from school and I could tell something was bothering him. Then he started telling me what happened,” she told the Montgomery Advertiser. “Why would you have sixth-grade students who are 11 years old reenact violence like that? I just don’t understand.”
She said she doesn’t think elementary schoolers should be reenacting or even discussing violent deaths.
“It scares me as a parent, because any one of those children could have picked up their aunt, uncle, grandma or whoever’s gun and pointed it at another child and it went off accidentally,” she added, according to the Times-Journal.
Willingham, the superintendent, was contrite.
“We wish the conversation didn’t have to take place, but it’s been reported to us and we’re addressing it as quick as we can,” he told the local newspaper.
“I did put the teacher on administrative leave with pay, because we wanted to do the investigation,” he added. “It’s standard procedure.”
He noted that the investigation would involve interviews with students.
Audrey Larkin Strong, the principal at Brantley Elementary, also proclaimed that the reenactment was inappropriate for a bunch of sixth graders.
“Brantley’s culture does not support division,” she told the Times-Journal. “We do recognize diversity, but we do not support division.”
Willingham said he expects to resolve the fracas by the end of the week.
He gave no hints concerning what the resolution might entail.
"Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks.
Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grand-children are once more slaves." D. H. Lawrence
"The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded." C. L. De Montesquieu
Source: The Spirit of the Laws, VIII, 1752
"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty" Thomas Jefferson
“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize” Voltaire
“Just because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or local government can't constrain the exercise of that right..."
Barack Hussein Obama Source: 2008 Philadelphia primary debate
God bless you and your families and may God continue to bless The United States of America the best hope for FREEDOM in this world.
“YOUR BROTHER IN LIBERTY”
CURTIS MARTIN, CINCINNATI, OHIO
"Life is a gift, FREEDOM is a responsibility"
Gospel Of Mark
1.By whom written. --The author of this Gospel has been universally believed to be Mark or Marcus, designated in (Acts 12:12,25; 15:37) as John Mark, and in ch. 5,13 as John.
2.When is was written. --Upon this point nothing absolutely certain can be affirmed, and the Gospel itself affords us no information. The most direct testimony is that of Irenaeus, who says it was after the death of the apostles Peter and Paul. We may conclude, therefore, that this Gospel was not written before A.D. 63. Again we may as certainly conclude that it was not written after the destruction of Jerusalem, for it is not likely that he would have omitted to record so remarkable a fulfillment of our Lord's predictions. Hence A.D. 63-70 becomes our limit, but nearer than this we cannot go. --Farrar.
3.Where it was written . --As to the place, the weight of testimony is uniformly in favor of the belief that the Gospel was written and published at Rome. In this Clement, Eusebius, Jerome, Epiphanius, all agree. Chrysostom, indeed, asserts that it was published at Alexandria; but his statement receives no confirmation, as otherwise it could not fail to have done, from any Alexandrine writer. --Farrar.
4.In what language. --As to the language in which it was written, there never has been any reasonable doubt that it was written in Greek.
5.Sources of information . --Mark was not one of the twelve; and there is no reason to believe that he was an eye and ear witness of the events which he has recorded but an almost unanimous testimony of the early fathers indicates Peter as the source of his information. The most important of these testimonies is that of Papias, who says, "He, the Presbyter (John), said, Mark, being the Interpreter of Peter, wrote exactly whatever he remembered but he did not write in order the things which were spoken or done by Christ. For he was neither a hearer nor a follower of the Lord, but, as I said, afterward followed Peter, who made his discourses to suit what was required, without the view of giving a connected digest of the discourses of our Lord. Mark, therefore, made no mistakes when he wrote down circumstances as he recollected them; for he was very careful of one thing, to omit nothing of what he heard, and to say nothing false in what he related." Thus Papias writes of Mark. This testimony is confirmed by other witnesses. --Abbott.
6.For whom it was written. --The traditional statement is that it was intended primarily for Gentiles, and especially for those at Rome. A review of the Gospel itself confirms this view.
7.Characteristics . -- (1) Mark's Gospel is occupied almost entirely with the ministry in Galilee and the events of the passion week. It is the shortest of the four Gospels, and contains almost no incident or teaching which is not contained in one of the other two synoptists; but (2) it is by far the most vivid and dramatic in its narratives, and their pictorial character indicates not only that they were derived from an eye and ear witness, but also from one who possessed the observation and the graphic artistic power of a natural orator such as Peter emphatically was. (3) One peculiarity strikes us the moment we open it, --the absence of any genealogy of our Lord. This is the key to much that follows. It is not the design of the evangelist to present our Lord to us, like St. Matthew as the Messiah, "the son of David and Abraham," ch. 1:1, or, like St. Luke, as the universal Redeemer, "the son of Adam, which was the son of God." ch. 3:38. (4) His design is to present him to us as the incarnate and wonder-working Son of God, living and acting among men; to portray him in the fullness of his living energy.
Traveling in Europe this week, I had a chance to see the world through the eyes of the London Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail.
The view from Britain was startlingly different than the view from Martha's Vineyard, where President Obama is vacationing.
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There is a consensus in Britain that at least 500 young Brits have gone to the Middle East as jihadists.
There is a clear belief, stated by Prime Minister David Cameron, that the ISIS fighter who executed journalist James Foley on videotape is British. This harkens back 12 years to the beheading of another American journalist, Daniel Pearl, and the fact that a British-Pakistani has been sentenced to death as one of the perpetrators.
The three British newspapers devoted page after page to exploring the scale of British terrorist recruitment, the danger that the terrorists will come home, and clear warnings from the security forces that they will be overwhelmed if they come home in an organized manner.
Something profound is happening when a vicious, radical movement can recruit that many young men from a society that was housing, feeding and educating them. This represents a repudiation of the idea of assimilation on a scale and intensity that will lead to profound public policy changes.
Cameron cut short his vacation and returned to London for emergency meetings. He indicated quite clearly that he was prepared to expand anti-terrorist policies and make them even more aggressive.
It is already illegal in Britain even to look at video such as the beheading of James Foley. This would clearly be unconstitutional in the United States, but it indicates the seriousness with which the British take the threat of radical Islamists.
The British have already begun suspending passports of young men who wanted to go to Syria or Iraq. They have also made it illegal to belong to ISIS.
President Obama has taken a lot of grief for reading his statement about the killing of James Foley and then going to play golf. At least one newspaper put a picture on its front page of the President laughing in his golf cart next to a picture of Foley's grieving parents.
Having now read the President's statement and compared it to the reality of 500-plus young Britons joining ISIS, I think he may have been lucky that people were too irritated by his schedule to pay attention to his statement.
I urge you to read President Obama's full text. It isn't very long. The most delusional line is his assertion that "people like this ultimately fail. They fail because the future is won by those who build and not destroy." Of course it is freedom and the rule of law that have been rare throughout history, and tyranny and lawlessness that have been common. ISIS and the ideology it represents won't just wear themselves out.
One has to wonder whether the President understands how serious a threat ISIS presents. ISIS is a fact. It is a religiously motivated movement that uses terror as one of its weapons. Beheading people is nothing new in history.
ISIS is much more than a terrorist organization. It is making money out of trading in oil and grain. It is making money from robbing banks and selling stolen artifacts. It is running a significant part of Syria and Iraq.
More important than ISIS itself is the larger movement it represents. It is recruiting people from many countries.
As I have written before, from Boko Haram in Nigeria to Hamas in Palestine to ISIS in Syria and Iraq, we are seeing the same kind of transnational religious radicalism metastasize into a deep commitment to destroy our way of life.
As Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said, this is "an apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision that will eventually have to be defeated" -- and a vision that could "fundamentally alter the face of the Middle East and create a security environment that would certainly threaten us in many ways."
The British reports on the number of terrorists they are producing and the potential threat they represent should sober all of us.
Unfortunately, the Obama administration has no strategy for dealing with a threat of that scale.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Read Jeremiah 29 – 31
Like the Israelites, God knows exactly where He is taking us and we're not to worry about the path He has us take to get there (29:11, 28; 30:1-11, 18-22). Get ready – God turns mourning into dancing and sadness into joy (31:13). We are under a new covenant (31:27-40).
The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee (Jer. 31:3).
From the very beginning in the Book of Genesis, to the ending in the Book of Revelation, the Word of God demonstrates the main unrelenting passion of the Lord. That passion is the Lord's deep desire to see all of mankind live in an intimate relationship with Him. In Jeremiah 31:3, the Lord tells His people that He loves them with an unending love. It is with His love that He draws mankind to Him.
This Scripture is a beautiful portrayal of the depth of the Lord’s love that is given to us. It is God’s passion to draw us into His presence. It is God's master plan to have this intimate fellowship with mankind. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the LORD, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth (II Thes. 2:13).
God created man as His child. There was a time when God communed with man daily. There truly existed the relationship of a Father with His son. However, it did not last because man sinned and placed a rift in his relationship with God. This sin of man was a generational curse that would be passed down to every human that would come after Adam and Eve. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of Him that was to come (Rom. 5:14).
Since that time, every move of God has been designed to bring restoration to His Father and child relationship with man. During the time of the Old Testament, God instituted the practice of sacrifices to cover man's sins. The time finally came in the New Testament for Christ to come and sacrifice His life, allowing man to finally be restored to his relationship with God. Once again, we could truly be called the sons and daughters of God. Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will (Eph. 1:5).
Man has given God plenty of reasons to give up on us. The nation of Israel, God's chosen people, turned from God time after time. They went through a continual loop of turning to false gods and then repenting and turning back to God. Even now, many who have accepted Christ as their personal savior at times turn to open sin, violating the law of God.
The love of God is so much bigger than anything mankind can do, but this is not to say the Lord will overlook sin. He does not do that. However, He will spare no expense in trying to draw us to repentance.
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in Me (Acts 26:18).
Thought for Today:
It is better to be an encourager than be a discourager.
As the One who forgives sin (Jer. 31:34). That ye may know that the Son of Man hath power (authority) on earth to forgive sins, (then saith He to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go (Matt. 9:6; comp. John 8:10-11).
Is it possible for us humans to imagine the LOVE of God? Can we imagine what the world would be like today if the original sin did not happen. God had EVERYTHING planned perfect for us. Because of that sin, we now live in a world of confusion. Thst sin has escalated to bigger sins such as what happened this past week where Satans foes decapitated one of God children. They even made of video for all to see. I would not look at anything like that. Please continue to pray for the lost that do not know Gods love. Oh, how horrible that must be. Pray all are having a blessed day. We are hitting the three digits today so I am thankful for my AC. Love and God Bless to all Maggie
One of the few options in the SS reform debate garners any meaningful support. Eliminating the cap is one of the most popular. I have an article out now that says it is unwise - whether it works or not.
74% Oppose Executive Amnesty, White House Threatens Anyway!
The Obama Administration faced another warning sign yesterday in its relentless push for amnesty. A new poll reveals most Americans, including key voters like independents and Hispanics, oppose the President’s plan to fundamentally transform immigration laws with the stroke of his pen.
Surprisingly, Democrats do not favor it either with 56% disapproving of such action. The only group showing support for the unilateral efforts is liberals, 52% to 44%.
Despite the Left’s claims that current policies are too restrictive, an even higher percentage approve having tougher enforcement of current immigration laws.
“75% want more enforcement of current immigration laws, including 63% of Hispanics and over 50% of Democrats,” according to a summary section of its findings…
When asked if the 90,000 or so unaccompanied child immigrants that are expected to cross the southern U.S. border this year should be returned home or allowed to stay, 65% said they should be returned, and just 22% said they should be relocated around the United States.
When it came to the stark question of whether illegal immigrants should be returned home or given legal status, respondents were 70%-20% in favor of returning them, with 9% undecided.”
Ironically, the measures outlined in House border bills, which the President labeled as “extreme and unworkable,” are polling as favorable solutions.
“[B]y a 58-32 margin, people favored a plan of boosting immigration enforcement, returning child immigrants to their home countries, and restricting Obama’s effort to legalize illegal immigrants by himself. That plan is a broad description of the plan passed in the House before it left for the August break.”
The survey, conducted by Kallyanne Conway, shows the White House is on the wrong side of the issue, regarding public opinion. But, despite overwhelming public opposition, don’t expect the President or his Administration to change their mind any time soon, even if it costs Democrats politically.
“[W]ould Obama actually sacrifice the prospects of the Democratic Party on the altar of amnesty? Absolutely,” said Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin. “It’s called Long Ball — focusing on the long-term impact of something rather than the immediate or near-term consequences.”
Martin noted, “The prospective immigrant beneficiaries of Obama’s executive amnesty are not engineers from India with graduate degrees. They are predominantly low-education, low-skill people who broke the law to enter the U.S. They are prime candidates for expanding the American welfare state and are guaranteed to vote Democrat in vast numbers.” 
Martin’s comments are already being proven correct. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has admitted they are willing to lose the 2014 election for amnesty.
“I believe, and I say this with all the sincerity I have, that it is more important to pass comprehensive immigration reform — to me and to my caucus — than to win the election in November.”
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